Probability

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Mathematics
Course Number: 
360
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as STAT 360 and MATH 360) This course explores the nature of probability and its use in modeling real world phenomena. There are two explicit complementary goals: to explore probability theory and its use in applied settings, and to learn parallel analytic and empirical problem solving skills. The course begins with the development of an intuitive feel for probabilistic thinking, based on the simple yet subtle idea of counting. It then evolves toward the rigorous study of discrete and continuous probability spaces, independence, conditional probability, expectation, and variance. Distributions covered include the binomial, hypergeometric, Poisson, normal, Gamma, Beta, multinomial, and bivariate normal. Other topics include generating functions, order statistics, and limit theorems. Four class hours per week.

Requisite: MATH 121 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 24 students. Fall semester. Professor Donges.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
STAT-360-01,MATH-360-01
Schedule #: 
MATH-360-01-1920F

Course Sections

Probability
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 The Department tdepartment@amherst.edu MW 08:30AM-09:50AM; TH 09:00AM-09:50AM SMUD 207; SMUD 014